French Tenses Simplified: Master the 10 Main Tenses Quickly!
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French Tenses Simplified: Master the 10 Main Tenses Quickly!

French tenses can be tough - Lot's to remember and so little time. Master them Quickly with this comprehensive course!
3.7 (31 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,253 students enrolled
Created by Scott McElroy
Last updated 2/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $95 Discount: 89% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Master the 10 Main French Tenses FAST!
  • You Will Master Auxiliary Verb Use.
  • You Will Learn How to Form Each Tense
  • You Will See the English Equivalents to Help Retain More Information.
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  • There are no requirements except your computer/device and an internet connection.
  • It may be useful to have a pen and paper (or a digital option) available to make notes (this is helpful to some, not to others).
  • No previous language experience required, but may prove an advantage.

Learning the French tenses can be time consuming and, unfortunately, rather boring if you follow the 'traditional' methods. Enroll in this course and I will help you master the 10 most important tenses in the fastest and most efficient way possible by learning how each tense is formed, when it is used and, to make it even simpler to remember, what the English equivalent is!

Content Last Updated: Sept 2016

Over 3,900 students are already profiting from this course!


See what my current students have to say:

"This course is an excellent tool to anyone learning French" - Audry Candida Da Silva Wickham

"This course is presented in a direct, easy to learn manner. I expected to master the 10 main tenses fast, and that is exactly what I learn from this course. Highly recommended!" - Michael Lim

"A nice summary of the different French tenses. Very handy for someone wanting to delve into the language more deeply." - David Khoury


Work your way through the tenses in easy-to-follow lectures, then test what you have learned at the end of each section - as a professional languages teacher and tutor my experience has shown time and time again that by revising our learning after short bursts we are able to remember information MUCH more effectively!

Enroll in this course today and it is GUARANTEED to help your knowledge and understanding of the French tenses. Whether you are taking your exams, finals or are just brushing up on your already-developed language skills then this course WILL help! Don't forget, you are covered by a MASSIVE 30-day no-quibble money back guarantee, so if you don't love the course then you can get a refund with no questions asked!

I am always here to take questions and I will ALWAYS respond to you. I already teach OVER 5,900 HAPPY STUDENTS on my Learn to Speak: Conversational French course at Udemy. The Conversational French course is great for improving your spoken French, and would work brilliantly alongside the Tenses course.

Who is the target audience?
  • You can benefit from this course whether you are a beginner or experienced.
  • As a newcomer to French you will be able to access the French tenses for the first time in an easily explained way, allowing you to build a good knowledge from scratch.
  • As an experienced French speaker you can benefit from the course as a refresher or as a more clear and concise explanation of the tenses you may already know, but not fully understand.
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 02:26
Infinitive (Infinitif)
1 Lecture 02:43
Indicative (Indicatif)
5 Lectures 25:33

The Passé Composé

A review of the tenses we have seen so far - let's see what you remember!

Present and Passé Composé - Review
6 questions

The Imperfect

The Pluperfect

The Simple Future

Let's take a look at what we can remember of these 3 tenses.

Imperfect, Pluperfect and Simple Future - Review
9 questions
Subjunctive (Subjonctif)
2 Lectures 13:27
The Present Subjunctive

The Past Subjunctive

Let's take a look at what we learned and what we can remember.

Subjunctive (Present and Past) - Review
6 questions
Conditional (Conditionnel)
1 Lecture 04:44
The Present Conditional

Let's have a check of what we learned!

Present Conditional - Review
6 questions
Imperative (Impératif)
1 Lecture 05:01
The Imperative

A review of the imperative tense and what we remember of it.

Imperative - Review
5 questions
1 Lecture 08:25
Conclusion and Further Learning
Full Course PDF to Print and Useful Vocabulary Lists
7 Lectures 00:00
Full Course PDF
94 pages

Emergency Situations - Useful Vocabulary List
1 page

Food and Drink - Useful Vocabulary List
3 pages

Numbers - Useful Vocabulary List
3 pages

Size and Weight - Useful Vocabulary List
2 pages

Connectives - Useful Vocabulary List
1 page

Verbs - List of Useful Verbs
1 page
Bonus Section: 60 Second Flashcard Videos - Learn on the Go
4 Lectures 03:55

60 Second Flashcard Video - Colours and Shapes

60 Second Flashcard Video - Family, Friends and Relationships
About the Instructor
Scott McElroy
4.0 Average rating
283 Reviews
14,223 Students
7 Courses
French & Spanish teacher, Language Lover & Eternal Student.

I am an experienced teacher of French & Spanish and dedicated eLearning instructor with a Bachelors degree in Education with French specialism . I am also the proud owner of the eLingo resources page and blog. My experience covers primary and secondary teaching, as well as teaching adults of all ages.

After a 2 year period spent teaching English in Brittany, France I returned to the UK and was convinced that teaching was where I wanted to be, so I went to university and made it happen. Now I have successfully moved into the world of online teaching and I hope you will join me for the journey!

I have also leveraged this experience and my online presence to become an expert in passive income strategies using personal skill-sets and now I want to share these tips and tricks with you.